A dramatic story based on a real-life event, Warambi is the story of a young bat barely old enough to be out on her own struggling to stay safe after her home is destroyed by excavators. The story begins with the day Warambi was born and continues as she grows in size and strength, through the destruction of her home and on to her adventure as she seeks shelter.
This interesting picture book is filled with information about the vulnerable little bent-wing bat species, both within the story and through the facts listed inside the front and back covers of the book. The story touches on issues of conservation of natural habitats and protection of native species.
A lovely story reminding young readers of the diversity of Australia’s native fauna and the importance of protecting our natural environment, written by well-known Australian author Aleesah Darlison and illustrated by Melbourne zoologist and scientific illustrator Andrew Plant. There are teachers' notes available for this book at the Working Title Press website.
Author: Aleesah Darlison
Illustrator: Andrew Plant
Publisher: Working Title Press, $14.95 RRP
Publication Date: February 2013
For ages: 5+ years
Type: Picture book